Yosemite Summer Camps Overview
2020 SUMMER CAMPS NOW CANCELED: As of June 16, all summer camp sessions in all National Parks are now canceled due to risks created by Coronavirus. Private, family backpacking trips and day hikes are available, and we are now accepting new bookings. Contact our office at [email protected] for more info.
Yosemite backpacking summer camps are the Lasting Adventures specialty. We offer a 6-day summer camp for children ages 11 to 13, a choice of a 6-day or 13-day program for teens ages 13 to 18, a 13-day Women’s Adventure Camp for young females, and a 27-day Junior Guide Leadership Expedition for teens ages 14 to 18 looking for a more advanced adventure.
For all our Yosemite Summer Camps, participants are equipped with top-of-the-line gear provided by Gregory Packs, LEKI trekking poles and our other outstanding partners. The primary goal of our expertly managed, professionally outfitted Yosemite youth programs is to provide unforgettable experiences that intimately connect each child with nature, themselves, and the greater world around them.
The Adventure Camp Experience
Throughout our youth and teen outdoor summer camps, participants are guided along some of the most famous trails and to the top of some of the most iconic peaks within Yosemite National Park. Our experienced leaders have extensive knowledge of the backcountry and are trained to share their expertise personally with each guest.
In addition to taking participants to many of Yosemite’s famous destinations, our leaders guide guests to lesser-known areas, such as off-the-trail high alpine lakes (where fish are plentiful), backcountry waterfalls, alpine meadows, and spectacular vistas. Guests will walk on Yosemite’s fabled polished granite, experience the park’s famous sunsets from unparalleled vantages, and discover the nuances of its majestic wilderness teeming with life.